Past Conference & Tour | 26th July - 4th August 2013
Crop Circles & Sacred Sites of England Tour
with Glenn Broughton, Cameron Broughton, Michael Glickman
OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR CROP CIRCLE CONFERENCE
The Summer Crop Circle Lectures is the world's leading crop circle conference where researchers and enthusiasts gather together from around the globe each summer to present and share new ideas, experiences and research into this enigmatic phenomenon.
This would be an ideal add-on in the three days prior to the start of the tour. We are listing it separately to avoid making the tour more expensive and to give you the choice.
Friday, July 26. Collection from Heathrow Airport, London (LHR) and transfer to the Castle & Ball Hotel in Marlborough. Free time for resting or exploring the town.
Briefing session before dinner.
Saturday, July 27. Transport to the conference venue, The Corn Exchange in Devizes. Admission to the full day of presentations. There are many shops and cafes in town and the conference is ideally situated in the Market Place in the centre of town. Free-choice dinner not included. Transport back to the hotel.
Sunday, July 28. Transport to the conference venue for a full day of presentations. Transport back to the hotel. Free-choice dinner not included.
Monday, July 29. We start the day with an early morning visit to Stonehenge. We have arranged for the group to have private special access into the stones of the world's most famous sacred site. Touch the huge megaliths which have stood in magnificent isolation on the windswept Salisbury Plain for thousands of years, feel the pulse of powerful earth energy currents coursing beneath your feet, imagine the ceremonies which have been performed by robed priests over eons of time or just sit in quiet meditation. This is a rare opportunity to truly experience a site revered by countless generations.
Back to the hotel for breakfast and the rest of the morning free.
Afternoon crop circle visit.
Whole tour group meeting before dinner at the hotel.
CROP CIRCLE & SACRED SITE TOUR
Our tour itinerary will be flexible according to the locations of new crop circles and which sites are nearby.
Day 1. Monday, July 29. If you attended the conference, you will already be here, but if you are coming for the tour only, you will be met at Heathrow airport at 11AM. We will travel in a comfortable minibus to our hotel in Marlborough, Wiltshire. This charming market town received its royal charter as a town 808 years ago and has a fine selection of buildings from many periods in history. It has the widest High Street in England where street markets are still held. It also has Merlin's Mound, a 5,000-year-old sacred site that gives the town its name.
There is a good range of shops, cafes, restaurants, markets and pubs readily available as our hotel is situated right in the center of town.
The hills and fields around the town are a popular venue for crop circles as is the whole surrounding countryside. The majority of crop circles each year occur within 15 miles of our hotel.
You will have time to take lunch and rest up or explore the town before a possible late afternoon visit to our first crop circle.
Introductions before dinner at the hotel.
Day 2. Tuesday, July 30. We will have a short orientation meeting to acquaint you with the powerful earth energies, ancient sacred sites and remarkable crop circles in this area.
You’ve seen the pictures and now is your chance to personally experience the crop circles first-hand. Your expert tour guides, who have been into hundreds of formations over the last eighteen years, will show you what to look for and how to dowse for any energies present. We will also visit the nearby Knoll Down, a tranquil sacred grove of trees, that was the ‘tail’ of a Serpent Temple. It was once connected to Avebury stone circle by an avenue of stones stretching for two kilometres. A similar avenue also led off in another direction culminating at The Sanctuary, the ‘head’ of the Serpent Temple.
Free choice dinner not included.
Day 3. Wednesday, July 31. Today we visit Avebury, the heart centre of megalithic Britain. Here, within the largest stone circle in the world, we find the remains of two former stone circles, one solar and one lunar. All the sacred sites in this area centre on Avebury, including Stonehenge some twenty miles distant. Powerful earth energy currents course through this landscape and this may be one reason why the majority of crop circles occur within a 10-mile radius of Avebury.
We will have time for lunch in Avebury.
In the afternoon we will visit any crop circles in the area. We will also visit the Silent Circle, a crop circle information centre.
Dinner at the hotel followed by an optional ‘spoon bending’ workshop led by Gene Ang.
Day 4. Thursday, Aug 1. We will have a free morning and after an early lunch visit another crop circle. We will then visit Michael Glickman; Michael has been in the forefront of crop circle research for twenty years and has seen it all. We will have personal time with him to discuss crop circles in depth. Michael is also very entertaining and everyone loves these visits.
For those who were not here for the crop circle conference weekend we have an evening visit to Stonehenge. We have arranged for the group to have private special access into the stones of the world's most famous sacred site. Touch the huge megaliths which have stood in magnificent isolation on the windswept Salisbury Plain for thousands of years, feel the pulse of powerful earth energy currents coursing beneath your feet, imagine the ceremonies which have been performed by robed priests over eons of time or just sit in quiet meditation. This is a rare opportunity to truly experience a site revered by countless generations.
Free choice dinner not included.
Day 5. Friday, Aug 2. We will spend the whole of this day in Glastonbury, otherwise known as the Isle of Avalon. Glastonbury Abbey, the birthplace of Christianity in England and referred to as the ‘holiest earth in England’, was once the largest and most powerful abbey in all of Britain. It is no coincidence that the dual energy currents of England’s most famous leyline cross at the site of the high altar. A grave in the centre of the Abbey ruins is reputed to have been the resting place of King Arthur and Guinevere.
Glastonbury is full of unusual shops selling everything from candles and incense to colourful clogs, books and Goddess statues that you can peruse at your leisure during a long lunch break. Rising dramatically from the flat land of the surrounding Somerset Levels, the huge natural mound of the Tor, surmounted by St. Michael’s tower, has been a beacon of spirituality since pagan times and still acts as a magnet for people of all beliefs. You will hear the stories and the legends as well as experience the powerful energy and atmosphere of this sacred site. Plus the views from the top are spectacular!
We conclude our day in Avalon with a visit to the beautiful and tranquil gardens of Chalice Well, one of the true healing places in this land. This World Peace Garden is centred around an ancient spring whose waters are reputed to have therapeutic properties and you are encouraged to drink from the holy well. A local legend states that the Holy Grail is hidden within the wellhead.
Free choice dinner not included.
Day 6. Saturday, Aug 3. For those who choose the helicopter flight, we’re off to the local airfield for a flight above the Circlemakers’ exquisite cosmic works of art in small chartered helicopters – truly the high spot of the tour for many! You will also get to spend some time exploring nearby Salisbury including its medieval cathedral.
Those not choosing the helicopter flight will have more time in Salisbury.
After lunch we return to the Avebury area to visit the remarkable five thousand year old manmade Silbury Hill. Across the field is West Kennet Long Barrow, an underground chamber used both as a tomb and a place of initiation. We will take advantage of its wonderful acoustics to experience a drumming and chanting healing session.
We will visit any final crop circles that may be close by these sacred sites.
Farewell dinner in style at an atmospheric local restaurant.
Day 7. Sunday, Aug 4. Leave hotel to drive to Heathrow airport for return flight home or drop-off for personal post-tour time in London.